Kim King has practiced law in Florida since 1986. His practice is concentrated mainly in the following areas:
Mr. King began his legal career as a bond lawyer, but went on to gain considerable experience in commercial litigation, administrative litigation, insurance defense, and appellate practice. Mr. King’s litigation background informs the planning advice he gives business owners, real estate owners, estate planning clients, and fiduciaries.
Planning is at the heart of Mr. King's practice. In the area of estate planning, he begins with an assessment of the client's current situation and helps the client focus and clarify needs and goals. He then designs, explains, and suggests possible solutions, including those that legitimately may helps protect assets from creditors (including Medicaid) and minimize wealth transfer taxes (gift tax, estate tax, and generation-skipping transfer taxes). He provides guidance on beneficiary designations for life insurance and retirement funds, allocations of assets, and selection of fiduciaries. He then drafts or reviews the necessary legal documents and advises clients on how to use them.
For business owners, planning helps maximize opportunities and minimize risks. Mr. King advises clients on choice of entity, shareholder buy-sell agreements, employment agreements, contracts, loans, leases, and other issues. Planning for compliance with government laws and regulations (including employment and antitrust laws) helps businesses reduce the risk of costly litigation. Mr. King offers outside general counsel services so that the owners of a business can have timely advice from a law firm that already understands their business.
Mr. King was born in Vero Beach, Florida, on June 14, 1957.
Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Enforcement, State of Florida (1996-2000).
AV® Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.
United States v. Federation of Physicians and Dentists, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34873 (S.D. Ohio 2008) (counsel for a union of physicians and dentists in antitrust case); Dream Boat, Inc. v. Florida Dept. of Revenue, 911 So.2d 80 (Fla. 2005); In re Advisory Opinion to the Attorney General re Fairness Initiative Requiring Legislative Determination That Sales Tax Exemptions and Exclusions Serve a Public Purpose, 880 So.2d 630 (Fla. 2004); Dream Boat, Inc. v. State of Florida, Department of Revenue, 819 So.2d 252 (Fla. 1st DCA 2002) (petition for writ of certiorari); State of Connecticut, et al. v. Mylan Laboratories, Inc., et al., 99 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 1999) (co-counsel for State of Florida in antitrust enforcement action against suppliers and distributors of raw ingredients used to manufacture generic pharmaceuticals); State of Florida v. Saul & Co. et al. (Circuit Court, Lee County) (represented State of Florida in antitrust investigation leading to enforcement action against several defendants for bidrigging at a June 1998 auction of tax certificates); Leon County Educational Facilities Authority v. Hartsfield, 698 So.2d 526 (Fla. 1997) (ad valorem tax case); Port of Palm Beach v. Department of Revenue, 684 So.2d 188 (Fla. 1996); Florida Optometric Ass'n v. Department of Professional Regulation, Bd. of Opticianry, 567 So.2d 928 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990) (rule challenge).
Editor, West's Florida Uniform Commercial Code Forms Pocket Parts (2005-2012); “An Antitrust Primer for Trade Association Counsel,” Fla. Bar J. (May 2001); Antitrust No-Action Letter Nos. NAL-98-01 (Fla. Atty. Gen. July 2, 1998) and NAL-97-01 (April 23, 1997); Madsen & King, Interstate Dimensions of the Sales Tax: Third Party Drop Shipments, in The Sales Tax in the 21st Century 30 (M. Murray & W. Fox, eds., 1997); Linn & King, Liberty Interest Protection for Discharged Public Employees, 64 Fla. Bar J (Oct. 1990); VanDercreek & King, Civil Procedure, in 1985 Survey of Florida Law, 10 Nova L.J. 895 (1986); Note, Liability of Parents for the Negligent Supervision of Their Minor Children, 12 Fla. St. U.L. Rev. 935 (1985); Guest speaker, The Morning Show with Preston Scott, Tallahassee, “Estate Planning” (May 2016); Guest speaker, Law Call, WCTV - Tallahassee, “Probate (June 2014); “Choice of Business Entity” (presentation to FSU College of Business, Nov. 2010); “Probate: Beyond the Basics” (CLE presentation for National Business Institute, Mar. 2009); “Areas of Sales and Use Tax Exposure for Manufacturers” (CLE paper for NBI, June 2004); “Managing Leaves, Absenteeism, and Substance Abuse Issues Under Current ADA, FMLA, Workers' Compensation and Other Laws and Regulations” (CLE presentation for SES Human Resources Law Update in Florida, May 11, 2004); “Antitrust Issues in Physician Practice Network Development,” and “Legal Issues in Managed Care Contract Negotiating" (CME presentations to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, November 2-3, 2001); “Florida Sales and Use Tax Update” (CLE presentation for NBI, June 5-6, 1996); “Emerging Trends in the Enforcement of Federal and Florida Occupational Safety and Health Laws” (CLE presentation for CEM Personnel Law Update 1994, Dec. 1994); “Recent Developments Under the Americans With Disabilities Act” (CLE presentation for Lorman Business Center, April 1994).